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Shooting incident at East Missoula home Sunday under investigation

One person was shot and taken to a local hospital
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Posted at 8:26 PM, May 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-13 11:09:00-04

UPDATE: 10:15 p.m .- May 12, 2024

One person was injured and taken to a local hospital following a shooting incident at an East Missoula home Sunday evening.

Missoula County Sheriff spokesperson Jeannette Smith says at approximately 7:24 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the 600 block of Michigan Ave in East Missoula.

Smith said the incident was the result of an accidental discharge of a handgun. There is no public safety risk.

One person was injured and transported to a nearby hospital.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. More details will be provided as they become available.

(First Report: 8:00 p.m.-May 12, 2024)

Law enforcement were called to a residence in East Missoula Sunday evening for a report of a shooting.

The call came in just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday for the 600 block of Michigan Avenue in East Missoula.

A Missoula County Sheriff's Office deputy tells our reporter on the scene it appears to be an accidental shooting and there is no threat to the public.

This is an ongoing investigation. As soon as we learn more information, we will update it here.

Information from Derek Joseph included in this report.